Accor opens first MGallery hotel in Argentina

MGallery, Accor's collection of luxury design-focused hotels, opened The Brick Hotel Buenos Aires in Argentina. 

Every MGallery hotel draws inspiration from heritage, signature or serenity, and the Buenos Aires property stands in the "signature" category. The 175-room hotel has 17 suites, and is located in the city's historic Recoleta district. The Brick Hotel Buenos Aires is named for its grand brick façade, which is distinguished from the neighborhood's neoclassical architecture.

The Brick Hotel Buenos Aires recently completed its first set of renovations, and the hotel drew inspiration from local culture to add to the space’s personality. Upholstered furnishings provide a pop of color, influenced by the norteña culture and a selection of European genres. The hotel reflects its Argentinian roots through earthy colors, beige and grey accented with touches of terracotta; materlials such as metal, oak, mahogany, glass and leather; and local fabrics of woven cotton and silk.


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Below a central skylight, The Lounge was designed as a space for tea or for breakfast, and a sculpture of coloured glass creates a relaxed atmosphere. Available for dining is the Patisserie, managed by chef Beatriz Chomnalez.

The Living Room is characterized by exposed brick walls, sofas and overstuffed chairs that combine different fabrics and leathers.

Located next to the Living Room, The Library has a large selection of art books that are available to guests and visitors. The contemporary space has warm lighting and velvet curtains, with a monochrome colour palette highlighted with orange and violet accents. 

Located in the center of the space, The Gallery has a sculpture by Argentine artist Gerardo Wolgemuth, and other works from Argentine artists are permanently on display. Velvet-upholstered benches with curved and simple lines are assembled next to the sculpture, while velvet curtains – illuminated from above – circle the area and open towards the hotel’s dining area.

The Brick Kitchen, the hotel’s restaurant, combines contemporary and local elements for a fresh and modern take on Argentinian cuisine. The restaurant's chef is Germán Italo Ruberto, and the Brick Kitchen was also recently remodelled, now seating more than 50 people. The space is dominated by white colors with grey and black upholstery. It also hasa large window where guests are invited to observe the movement and energy of the kitchen.

The Brick Hotel Buenos Aires also has a fitness center with indoor heated pool, gym, sauna and body and facial treatments.

Also prepared to welcome meetings and events, The Brick Hotel Buenos Aires has four fully-equipped boardrooms and personalized assistance, and seven meeting rooms, with a total capacity of 400 people, for all types of events both social and corporate.